The Manager Training Programme financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy prepares executives from Kazakhstan for business relations and economic cooperation with German companies with benefit for both parties.
Each year, around 45 executives from Kazakhstan take part in the practice-oriented training. Priority is given to the small- and medium-size companies who wish to establish contact with German firms.
After successfully passing an interview the selected participants are invited to a one month training programme in Germany.
All training and company visits in Germany are carried out under the motto “Fit for Partnership with Germany”. The participants acquire knowledge and skills in the field of management, gain insights to a German way of doing business and establish contacts with German colleagues.
The secret of programme’s success is the right mix of management training and business practice.
- The participants develop their management skills in interactive and practice-oriented training sessions. They gain insight to the German business culture, and improve their negotiating skills.
- During visits to companies, managers gain experience from their German colleagues in the field of management and get acquainted with modern technology and equipment used in Germany. Furthermore they have a chance to establish contacts with potential business partners.
Achievements and perspectives
Until now 699 executives from Kazakhstan took part in the Manager Training Programme.The results are extremely promising so far: already at end of training in Germany participants make concrete cooperation projects. Due to the Programme Kazakh entrepreneurs improved their human resource management, created new work places and increased the annual turnover by decreasing costs and buying new equipment. They initiated new business projects i.a. export and import.
Bilateral agreements between the two countries
The government agreement on the programme initially runs until the end of 2022. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH was commissioned as general manager for coordination on the German side and the Kazakh National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Atameken” has been commissioned on the Kazakh side.